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February 3, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has tasked pro-LGBT Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey to intervene in the case of an archbishop revoking the Catholic identity of a Jesuit-run high school over its refusal to not renew the contract of a teacher in a same-sex “marriage” only to have the Vatican suspend the archbishop’s decision.
Senior Vatican officials close to both the Congregation for Catholic Education and in the Secretariat of State confirmed to The Pillar last week that Cardinal Tobin was asked in 2020 to intervene in the case and help reach a settlement.
In June 2019, Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson cut ties with Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School after administrators refused to follow his directive not to renew the contract of a male educator in a same-sex “marriage.” The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” The Archdiocese’s policy is that Catholic school teachers “must convey and be supportive of all teachings of the Catholic Church.”
When the school refused to follow the policy, the Archbishop decreed that the school “can no longer use the name Catholic and will no longer be identified or recognized as a Catholic institution by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.” The school appealed to the Vatican around June 2019. The following September, the Vatican temporally suspended the archbishop’s decision. As of this writing, the school still identifies itself as a “Catholic” school.
“It is not clear when a resolution might be reached, but curial officials say the Vatican hopes Tobin will find a resolution agreeable to both the archdiocese and the Jesuit province that runs the high school,” The Pillar reported.
The Vatican’s choice of Tobin as a mediator in the case is suggestive of what kind of resolution spiritual leaders in Rome may be looking for.
Tobin was made a cardinal by Pope Francis, himself a Jesuit, in 2017 while serving as Archbishop of Indianapolis. Tobin has a long history of backing the normalization of homosexuality within the Catholic Church. He has endorsed pro-LGBT celebrity priest Fr. James Martin, personally welcomed an “LGBT Pilgrimage” to his cathedral, and holds that the Church is “moving on the question of same-sex couples.”
The image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is venerated and revered in Poland as representing the Virgin Mary, who is the patroness and protectress of the country.
As has been said in other fora, the history of this sacred image is the history of Poland and the Polish people...a history of struggle and resilience, steeped in orthodox Roman Catholicism.
Therefore, when James Martin, SJ, promoted an image on Twitter of the Blessed Virgin and Our Lord with sodomite rainbow-halos around their heads, he deeply offended Polish religion, history, culture and tradition.
With his typical devil-may-care attitude, Martin's reproduction of this vile image instantly offended a whole nation.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition urging the Superior General of the Jesuit Order to publicly censure James Martin, SJ, for the scandal he caused in insulting Poles everywhere, their culture, their traditions and their religion.
This petition will be hand-delivered to the Headquarters of the Jesuit Order in Rome.
Martin needs to get the message that his erroneous ideas about religion and culture, coupled with his recklessness when it comes to others' religious sensibilities and beliefs, cannot be given a free pass.
This petition asks the Superior General of the Jesuit Order to issue a public censure to Fr. Martin over his promotion and display of this blasphemous image.
Of course, the reason people are really outraged at James Martin, SJ, is not just because he offended Poland and the Poles, but because he is blaspheming Our Lady and Our Lord with this foul image.
Fr. Martin clearly crossed the line with his decision to subvert this holy icon. His actions are a stain on the Jesuit Order.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING, today.
And, after you have signed the petition, please take a moment to politely contact the Jesuit Order in Rome, by phone or by leaving an email message. Or, please contact the nearest Jesuit House, as listed below.
Let them know that you are shocked and appalled that Fr. James Martin is allowed to freely offend the religious sensibilities and beliefs of the Polish nation, and of the entire Catholic Church. Let them know that God will not be mocked, and that the Blessed Virgin must also be deeply offended by his promotion of this blasphemous depiction. And, finally, let them know that this is a stain on the Jesuit Order for letting Fr. Martin "run wild."
CONTACT THE JESUIT ORDER (scroll down to find the Jesuit House located closest to you):
Headquarters in Rome:
Leave an email message using their contact form: https://www.jesuits.global/about-us/contact-us/
Headquarters in Poland:
Northern Province - Telephone: +48 22 542 10 00; email: [email protected]
Southern Province - Telephone: +48 12 428 15 00; email: [email protected]
Headquarters in the US:
Leave an email message using their contact form: https://www.jesuits.org/about-us/contact-us/
Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province:
Telephone: (314) 361-7765
USA East Province of the Society of Jesus:
Telephone: (212) 774-5500
USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus:
Telephone: (800) 537-3736
USA Jesuits West:
Telephone: (503) 226-6977
Jesuits of Canada:
Telephone: (514) 387-2541; Email: [email protected]
Jesuits in Britain:
Telephone: 020 7499 0285; Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +61 (03) 9810 7300; Email: [email protected]
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Polish police arrest woman for ‘profaning’ famous ‘black madonna’ with LGBT rainbow' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/polish-police-arrest-woman-for-defacing-famous-black-madonna-with-lgbt-rainbow
**Photo Credit: YouTube/Twitter Screen Capture
Last month, Tobin signed a statement in partnership with a pro-homosexual advocacy group that tells young people who identify as LGBT that “God is on your side.” The cardinal raised eyebrows in 2018 when he tweeted “Nighty-night baby. I love you,” claiming later after deleting the tweet that it was “meant as a private communication with one of my sisters.”
A curial official told The Pillar that Tobin was an “obvious and trustworthy” mediator in the case because of his close link with his former archdiocese as well as his reputation with the Jesuit Order in Rome.
Reported The Pillar:
“The situation (when it was appealed to the congregation in 2019) was very adversarial, very emotional, you can say,” the official said.
“It was decided that reconciliation is needed first, not a judgment (from the congregation). Cardinal Tobin is very trusted, very good at restoring difficult situations in this way.”
LifeSiteNews reached out to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for comment. Communications director Greg Otolski said there’s nothing much to say at this point because “nothing much has changed” since 2019.